A stripping basket just doesn't make any sense unless its functional. The sad thing is there are 'baskets' out there that focus on gimmicks or doo-dads that may look cool, but really don't do much to help you cast. Buy a basket that emphasizes function. That is, buy The LineTender and get the best of all worlds. You see, the LineTender is the best stripping, and the best shooting basket. It cradles your line conveniently and out of the way of your feet, boat cleats, rushing water or crashing waves, and lets the line SHOOOOOOT out on your forward cast, which is perfectly timed and aimed to intercept that fish of a lifetime you've been stalking for two hours.
Big when you need it, and small when you don't, The LineTender is portable. It packs away quickly and easily in the supplied pouch (with belt loops so it stays with you as long as you need it. It also has a handy front pocket for tippets, leaders and other essential small items.